New Living Translation
Jacob went over to the shepherds and asked, "Where are you from, my friends?" "We are from Haran," they answered.
King James Bible
And Jacob said unto them, My brethren, whence be ye? And they said, Of Haran are we.
Darby Bible Translation
And Jacob said to them, My brethren, whence are ye? And they said, Of Haran are we.
World English Bible
Jacob said to them, "My relatives, where are you from?" They said, "We are from Haran."
Young's Literal Translation
And Jacob saith to them, 'My brethren, from whence are ye?' and they say, 'We are from Haran.'
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The Old Testament opens very impressively. In measured and dignified language it introduces the story of Israel's origin and settlement upon the land of Canaan (Gen.--Josh.) by the story of creation, i.-ii. 4a, and thus suggests, at the very beginning, the far-reaching purpose and the world-wide significance of the people and religion of Israel. The narrative has not travelled far till it becomes apparent that its dominant interests are to be religious and moral; for, after a pictorial sketch of …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
Meanwhile, Jacob left Beersheba and traveled toward Haran.
It was the custom there to wait for all the flocks to arrive before removing the stone and watering the animals. Afterward the stone would be placed back over the mouth of the well.
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